6 days in Normandy Itinerary

6 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Bayeux
— 1 night
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Deauville City
— 1 night
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Etretat
— 1 night
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux holiday maker site.

Paris to Bayeux is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Deauville City.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Deauville City

— 1 night
With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade Marcel Proust, and then kick back and relax at Deauville Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Deauville City tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Bayeux to Deauville City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Deauville City are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Deauville City

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, then admire the landmark architecture of Palais Benedictine, and finally kick back and relax at Plage-Baignade Yport.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Etretat trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Deauville City to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, contemplate the long history of Gros-Horloge, then steep yourself in history at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Maclou's Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rouen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Rouen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.